Application Procedures for Mature Students

The university will consider for admission mature students whose previous school performance or recent work record suggests a strong possibility for academic success.

Applicants who do not qualify for admission under other admission requirements may be considered if they:

  • are 20 years of age by the end of the calendar year to which they are applying
  • have been away from secondary or post-secondary school for a minimum of 1 year
  • are a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident

Please note admission to certain degree programs have specific course pre-requisites that must be met before admission will be granted. Please refer to the Programs and Admissions Requirement chart in the Academic Calendar.

Mature students should follow the application procedures listed below for full-time or part-time study; however, the following additional documents are required:

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of reference
  3. Letter stating goals
  4. Official transcripts (if applicable)

Full-Time September Admission

To enroll full-time in Algoma University for September admission, you must apply via the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can either apply on-line at or request a paper application from OUAC by calling 519-823-1940.

Use application 101 if you are currently enrolled in an Ontario high school, otherwise, use application 105.

All official transcripts (high school, university, and college) must be sent directly to:
Admissions – Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
P6A 2G4

Application Procedures for January, May, and Part-Time Admission

All January, May, and part-time applicants must apply directly to Algoma U online. For any questions about the application process, you can email or phone (705) 949-2301, ext. 4220.

  1. Complete the Algoma U application.
  2. Send official transcripts (high school, college, and university if applicable).
  3. Send all Mature Student documents.
  4. Send non-refundable $50 (CDN funds) application fee payable to Algoma U.

Please send documents to:
Admissions – Algoma University
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
P6A 2G4